When the stimulus bill was passed with no Republican votes in the House and little GOP support in the Senate, questions arose on the state of bipartisan ties with the new Obama administration. Historians give their perspectives on how bipartisanship fares in times of crisis. Continue reading
Lawmakers continued Thursday to nail down the details of the economic stimulus bill in a push toward a final vote. Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty examine the bill’s effectiveness and react to news of Judd Gregg’s withdrawal from the Cabinet. Continue reading
President Obama traveled to Indiana Monday and planned a primetime news conference to build support for the stimulus bill that is nearing a final Senate vote. Reporters examine the next steps for the stimulus plan. Continue reading
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the tough debate on Capitol Hill over the stimulus bill, the tax trouble that ended Tom Daschle’s Cabinet nomination and how President Obama is faring so far. Continue reading
Republican National Committee members selected former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele as their first black national chairman after a lengthy voting process Friday, marking what Steele dubbed “the dawn of a new party.” Continue reading
President Barack Obama met Wednesday with business leaders and renewed his calls for Congress’s quick action on passing a new economic stimulus plan. Continue reading
President Barack Obama has promised to bring a more conciliatory brand of politics to Washington as lawmakers grapple over the economic stimulus bill and foreign policy decisions. Analysts discuss some of the president’s first, and most important, legislative tests.
President Obama headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday to try to garner bipartisan support for his economic stimulus plan, which some Republican congressional leaders have criticized for not doing enough to create and preserve jobs. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading